Felix Vemmer
Bertelsmann Stiftung


Felix joined the Bertelsmann Stiftung as an intern for the Global Economic Dynamics Project in October 2016. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy from the College of Idaho and spent two semesters abroad in Washington D.C. and Madrid.


His previous professional experience include internships with Graduate School USA (USA, Washington D.C.), the German Bundestag (Germany, Berlin) and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the field of Financial Services Advisory (Germany, Frankfurt).


Felix’s research interests include macro-economic effects of new mega trade deals, digitization and international trade, as well as financial economic topics.

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Published Posts byFelix Vemmer
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How Much Will Brexit Impact the UK's Trading Power?
Calculating the Effects of Brexit on an EU-India Free Trade Agreement

Since June 2007 India and the EU have undergone negotiations for a comprehensive trade deal. This blogpost will look at the effects of Brexit on an EU-India Free Trade Agreement and will assess whether the UK could compete with the EU for a future FTA with India, which is continuing to expand its role as a major player in global trade. More ...

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How Blockchain Technology Could Revolutionize International Trade
Is it time for trade to say goodbye to pen and paper and embrace the future?

While International trade has grown immensely over the past 20 years and exceeded USD 18 trillion in 2014, in many ways it is still dominated by old-fashioned paper-based methods rather than the latest technology. This can make trade very inefficient, expensive, slow and complex. The emergence of the blockchain technology and smart contracts promises to resolve the current problems and inefficiencies, bearing the potential to save global trade trillions of dollars. More ...

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What Drives Populism in Europe?
From Globalization to Migration – An analysis of the existing academic literature

2016 has been a year of rising populism for Europe and the world. From Brexit to Trump, from UKIP to the AfD, it seems that pandering to emotions instead of appealing to facts has become more and more a winning strategy. We want to know why. In a comparison of four distinct studies, this blogpost summarizes the most recent findings to try to explain the rise and appeal of populism in Europe. More ...